մուն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մուն (mun).

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Noun[edit]

մուն (mun)

  1. (dialectal) small louse or the like
  2. (dialectal) a kind of small fly
  3. (dialectal) tick
  4. itch, fleshworm

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *musno-, a derivative of *mus- (fly, midge). Cognates include Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa), Lithuanian musė̃, Russian муха (muxa), Latin musca. For the sense development ‘an insect, gnat, louse’ > ‘itch’ compare Ancient Greek ψώρα (psṓra, itch; moth).

Noun[edit]

մուն (mun)

  1. gnat, midge
  2. itch

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մուն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մուն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մուն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 8
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “mun”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 485